So far in Life Lab, we’ve uncovered the power of synthetic biology. But with great power comes great responsibility! In this episode, we’ll ask “Is this a good idea?” when it comes to changing the DNA of mosquitoes to fight a deadly virus.
Welcome to Life Lab! This is the third part of our five part series about how tiny life can change our world. In Life Lab, we explore the incredible power of synthetic biology to solve some of our biggest challenges - and ask how it could change our future.
Life Lab is supported by the Engineering Biology Research Consortium, a non-profit committed to educating the next-generation and building a community dedicated to solving big challenges with engineering biology. Funded by the National Science Foundation.
MEET OUR FEATURED SCIENTIST!
SAM WEISS EVANS
Dr. Sam Weiss Evans is the Senior Research Fellow at the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School. Izzy Weiss-Evans is his daughter and they love talking science! Sam’s research looks at how groups make decisions in science and technology fields.
Here’s a video interview with Sam where he talks about synthetic biology and things to consider:
Want to hear more from Sam about modified mosquitoes and decision-making in science? Listen to our bonus interview episode on Patreon.